A man known as a pillar in Vancouver Island’s business community is being mourned this week in Greater Victoria and beyond.
Phil Dagger, who came from modest beginnings in the UK to pursue a passion for cooking as a chef in Canada, then later made a splash in the automotive business with Galaxy Motors, passed away sometime Sunday or Monday at his home in North Saanich.
He was 69.
|The massive Canadian flag at Galaxy RV Victoria in Langford flies at half mast in honour of owner Phil Dagger, who passed away recently. (Michelle Cabana/Black Press Media)|
Dagger’s niece Amy Jones, who worked for the company for 20 years including as assistant manager and controller, said he died on the couch next to his dog while watching TV.
A gregarious yet humble man who loved to entertain and cared a lot about his staff, Galaxy customers and the various communities in which they…